AceShowbiz - Alyssa Milano has found herself in hot water following her controversial fundraiser. The actress portraying Coralee Armstrong on "Insatiable" got a "rich beggar" label for attending the 2024 Super Bowl after sharing a GoFundMe for her son's baseball trip despite being a millionaire.
On Sunday, February 11, the 51-year-old actress made an appearance at the highly-anticipated sports event, which took place at the Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada. She brought along her son named Milo Thomas Bugliari to watch the game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers.
Alyssa uploaded a picture from the match on her Instagram account. In the snap, she could be seen standing close next to her 12-year-old son among other attendees. They appeared excited to watch the game as they flashed their big smiles at the camera.
After sharing the photo, Alyssa received criticisms from many Instagram users. In the comments section, one in particular wrote, "Now you bought these Uber expensive Super Bowl tickets. It's pretty common knowledge that you have millions. Have a lovely day!" referring to the tickets that were said to cost between $950 and $9,500.
Another joined in, "I hope you don't get any negative backlash after you saying you couldn't afford to pay for your son's team trip." A third questioned, "How can he get to the game and you request money to take his team to Cooperstown? How out of touch are you."
Despite the backlash, one user defended Alyssa by writing, "How do you know she bought tickets to go to the Super Bowl? And the GFM wasn't for HER. She was sharing the TEAMS GFM. How do we know she hadn't already paid several thousands for other trips or items and they were crowdfunding because that's what the team decided to do for that occasion? Is she expected to pay for every trip?"
On January 25, Alyssa encouraged people to help her son's baseball team by donating for their trip. She was later slammed for "asking poors to donate" despite being rich. Later on, she insisted that she has "paid for uniforms for the entire team and coaches and sponsor any kid who can't afford monthly dues."